cinnamon sugar pecans

Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

Well, in case you haven’t guessed, I love sweets and desserts.  I love them so much that have to make sure that I don’t over do it, like the time my parents told me not to eat all the Halloween candy the first night and I did….Ugh.  When I do have sweets I usually like them to be very sugary.   Go big or go home right?  Take these cinnamon sugar pecans for example, they use real sugar and are the definition of delicious.

There are so many ways and times to enjoys these delicious cinnamon sugar pecans.  I love to add them to salads, have them as a snack or put them out for guests at a party.  I actually gave them to a friend recently along with her baby shower gift and she loved them.  You can also store them in an airtight jar for up to 3-4 weeks without loosing any of the wonderful flavor.

Enjoy!

cinnamon sugar pecans

Cinnamon-Sugar Pecans
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups unsalted pecans halves
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
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peach crisp

Peach Crisp- In Honor of National Peach Month

Happy National Peach Month! In its honor, I’m making a Peach Crisp.  If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my Harry and David peaches that I posted. Well I asked you guys what you wanted me to make and you guys said peach crisp, including Harry and David. So I happily obliged.

The peach crisp is a bit different then the blueberry crisp I made last month and that it doesn’t require flour in the fruit mixture.  I also decided to make a bit more of the crisp topping. I made the blueberry crisp for my aunt and relatives last month and my younger cousin was a little sad when she got a middle scoop and it had tons of blueberries but hardly any crisp.  So, I did not want that to happen with this peach crips so I made sure to add a bit more of the topping to the recipe.  I must say it turned out amazing just check out the photos.

Please check out this week’s Gluten Free Avenger Episode 24: Peach Crisp, you can click below to start viewing or use this link (http://youtu.be/vuIJJVWvrmQ). Please scroll below to see the full recipe.… Read Full Post

Gluten Free Pastry How-To with ReMixed Bakery

This week I have Dana Lieverman from Remixed Bakery here in Los Angeles on my YouTube show.  I first found out about Dana and her wonderful treats on Instagram, well I can say that her treats taste as good as they look. We highlight some of her amazing treats and she gives you some great tips on how to make your own pastries and how to roll out dough and things like that. I’m not an expert at making pastries I wanted to bring her in to give you guys a few tips and tricks.

Please check out this week’s Gluten Free Avenger Episode 22: Gluten Free Pastry How-To with ReMixed Bakery, you can click below to start viewing or use this link (https://youtu.be/_3-6F3Fs_RM). Please scroll below to see the full recipe.

Here is ReMixed Bakery’s upcoming farmer’s market schedule:

Every Sunday Brentwood Farmers Market 9am-2pm    741 S. Gretna Green Way 90049
*Starting Aug. 12th Wednesdays- Miracle Mile 11am-3pm   5700 Wilshire Blvd. 90036
For delivery, catering, or corporate subscriptions in the LA area you can email: order@remixedbakery.com

Here are some fun photos from our shoot:

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Re:Mixed Bakery Pop-tarts and Cinnamon Roll Cookies
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Dana showing off the cinnamon roll cookies and pop-tarts
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Dana and me clowning around.
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blueberry crisp

Blueberry Crisp- In Honor of National Blueberry Month

Happy National Blueberry Month! In its honor, I’m making a Blueberry Crisp. This is a crisp rather than a cobbler, because the crust is crispy instead of doughy or biscuit-like.

This takes me back to my childhood. Berry crisps/ cobblers have always been one of my favorite desserts. Unfortunately, many times they are made with regular flour so I haven’t been able to enjoy them out in quite a while. I’ve been working on perfecting this recipe for a while now, so that it’s simple and most of all tasty. Is it ever, ever bite takes me back to eating out with my mom at Cracker Barrel….now their cobbler had a more doughy crust, I like this cinnamon crunchy one so much better.  When I lived in New York after college, my mom and I would go to Cracker Barrel in Milford, Connecticut as an escape from the overly saucy, non-homey food (at least to me) in New York….sorry, this California/ Texas girl likes to keep it simple. I would always order the grilled fish with a side of veggies so that I could “afford” the calories in the blackberry cobbler. I would never share my desert either, it was mine, all mine.  … Read Full Post

4th of July Special- Eton Mess

Today I have a very special Fourth of July treat for you. I am making a traditional English dessert called Eton Mess and making it American for Fourth of July.  It’s a very simple yet decadent dessert with whipped cream, berries and meringues.  It is easy to make and you can make it before you have people come over and serve it chilled when they arrive.

For a little history on this desert, let’s look at what Wikipedia has to say:

“Eton mess is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, pieces of meringue, and cream, which is traditionally served at Eton College’s annual cricket game against the pupils of Harrow School. The dish has been known by this name since the 19th century. According to Recipes from the Dairy (1995) by Robin Weir, who spoke to Eton College’s librarian, Eton mess was served in the 1930s in the school’s “sock shop” (tuck shop), and was originally made with either strawberries or bananas mixed with ice-cream or cream. Meringue was a later addition, and may have been an innovation by Michael Smith, the author of Fine English Cookery (1973). An Eton mess can be made with many other types of summer fruit, but strawberries are regarded as more traditional.

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